NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" or "the Company") today issued the following statement:
The Hertz Board and leadership team value the views of all Hertz shareholders and welcome a constructive dialogue with them.
All of us at Hertz are focused on addressing the Company's recent challenges.
While it will take time to complete the accounting review, we are making progress. We are in the process of implementing new procedures and controls, and we have made a number of important additions to the accounting and finance teams over the past few months.We remain focused on the business and executing our operating initiatives. We have a good handle on the nature and scope of the issues in the business and are executing plans to resolve them. Hertz also benefits from a solid foundation and clearly defined strategic priorities, including the planned separation of the Company's equipment rental business into a separate, publicly traded company, which is advancing; the integration of Dollar Thrifty; expanding Hertz's off-airport footprint; and building on the Company's success with Donlen leasing. As we address our challenges, we are confident that execution on these priorities, as well as the Company's $1 billion share repurchase program, will drive enhanced performance and shareholder value. We look forward to continuing our dialogue with all Hertz shareholders as we execute on these plans. About Hertz Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 11,465 corporate and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 9,985 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 145 countries. Our Dollar and Thrifty brands have approximately 1,385 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 75 countries and our Firefly brand has approximately 95 corporate and franchisee locations in 15 countries. Our Hertz brand name is one of the most recognized in the world, signifying leadership in quality rental services and products. We are one of the only car rental companies that has an extensive network of company-operated rental locations both in the United States and in all major European markets. We believe that we maintain the leading airport car rental brand market share, by overall reported revenues, in the United States and at approximately 130 major airports in Europe where we have company-operated locations and where data regarding car rental concessionaire activity is available. We believe that we also maintain the second largest market share, by overall reported revenues, in the off-airport car rental market in the United States. In our equipment rental business segment, we rent equipment through approximately 335 branches in the United States, Canada, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, China and Saudi Arabia, as well as through our international franchisees. We and our predecessors have been in the car rental business since 1918 and in the equipment rental business since 1965. We also own Donlen Corporation, or "Donlen," based in Northbrook, Illinois, which is a leader in providing fleet leasing and management services. We have a diversified revenue base and a highly variable cost structure and are able to dynamically manage fleet capacity, the most significant determinant of our costs. Forward Looking Language Certain statements contained in this press release include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "project," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may," "would," "should," "could," "forecasts" or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that the Company has made in light of its experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that the Company believes are appropriate in these circumstances. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could affect our actual financial and operating results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative.